UPDATE on my candling skills!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChobeeChickenMommy, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So last night I decided just for fun I would candle my eggs... I got 5 definite growths, 2 w/ growths but smaller then the others, 2 maybe clears but not sure, & 9 that I think are clear... I wanted to share the pics that I took to see if any of y'all can tell me if I am missing something or if I am doing it right. Thanks in advance!!

    1) Clear egg?
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    2) Possible growth?
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    3) Definitely growth w/ veins?!
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    4) My dropped egg from tonight... [​IMG] no growth though thankfully & it was one that I said was "clear"
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    So how did I do?!
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  2. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's always a little hard to tell from photos, but i tend to agree with what i see at least [​IMG] how far along are the eggs? save your "clears" until at least a week if they aren't already, you should be able to tell more surely then.
     
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    How old are these eggs? 4 or 5 days? I can't see much... Maybe its just the pictures... [​IMG]

    Anyway, judging from what I CAN see, I would say that it is too soon to abandon hope on that "clear" egg... It is probably clear, but can't afford to lose a single chick in my book, because I am an enabler!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya I knew the pics weren't the best thats why I tried to draw the arrows. lol... I set them at midnight 11/11/11, hatch date is 12/1/11... So yesterday was day 5. I put them all back in my bator to "bake" some more & I figured I would candle again on day 10 or/& 12...
     
  5. cmom

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    I agree I would candle again around day 10 or 12. You should definitely see movement then. I also candle on day 18 when I set the eggs for hatching and look for any quitters. Good luck... [​IMG]
     
  6. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! Thank you! I'm only on day 6 & I am hooked already, lol... If this hatch goes well, I have convinced my hubby to let my buy some silkie hatching eggs for our oldest son for Christmas. [​IMG]
     
  7. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:Awesome! Thank you! I'm only on day 6 & I am hooked already, lol... If this hatch goes well, I have convinced my hubby to let my buy some silkie hatching eggs for our oldest son for Christmas. [​IMG]

    We know who will enjoy those eggs, and it won't be the son... [​IMG]
     
  8. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! Thank you! I'm only on day 6 & I am hooked already, lol... If this hatch goes well, I have convinced my hubby to let my buy some silkie hatching eggs for our oldest son for Christmas. [​IMG]

    We know who will enjoy those eggs, and it won't be the son... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Hahaha I know!! But the silkies are his "babies" so I'll get the fun of incubating & he will hopefully get a few new SQ silkies from them. (If I get them...)
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Nice candling!
    At day 7 at the very least you should see some veins, and possibly veins all heading for this black thing.
     
  10. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing [​IMG] I def. see baby in the 2 pics you posted.
     

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